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  Al Jazeera America    News    Late-breaking news from Washington, D.C.,  
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    May 2, 2014
    4:00 - 5:01pm EDT  

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>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm peter schuster with a look at the top stories. the ukranian army launches a major assault on pro-russian forces. at the white house barack obama and angela merkel project unity on ukraine and threaten russia with sanctions. mother nature strikes again, this time a massive mudslide in afghanistan - the death toll in the thousands.
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the u.s. economy is gaping momentum, this has been a day of violent conflict in ukraine. fighting broke out in the eastern part of the country as the ukranian army launched a heavy attack on pro-russian forces. they shot two ukranian helicopters. ukranians say the military access was a pre-emptive strike. in washington president obama, german chancellor angela merkel held talks on the crisis and in front of reporters the two leaders threatened sanctions against russia. we have reporters in ukraine and
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capitals around the world tracking the military and diplomatic developments. we start with al jazeera's jonah hall in donetsk. >> reporter: video posted on the internet purports to show what the residents of slovyansk and the pro-russian separatists that made the city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large-scale anti-terror organization. the objective not to overrun the city, but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >> translation: i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle, than my hands and strappingle them. military confirmed two ukranian helicopters were shot down, using surface to air missiles, something the government in kiev points to as
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evidence of russia's involvement on the ground. this man is said to be a survivor from a helicopter, a ukrainian soldier badly injured in the custody of separatist supporters inside slovyansk. ukranian forces took prisoners of their own - four then arrested at a checkpoint, said to be among those responsible for the helicopter attacks. in the city center the mood was tense. video posted shows the self-proclaimed mayor of slovyansk offering is message of support. >> translation: our town has been attacked, stormed. there are losses. i'm asking children, women and pensioners not to leave their homes and men with weapons to do what they can. i think we'll be able to defend our town. >> as armed men kept watch, defenses were reinforced. at times with the help of civilians, ahead of an assault.
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>> translation: in case they break though the roadblocks we are trying to build a different line of barricades on several streets around the centre and rebuff the attackers. >> this is video released by the ukranian video of defense, in preparation for the dawn assault on friday. it's unclear how many land the army has taken or how effective the blockade of the city is and unclear what it perhaps to do next. the united nations security council is holding an emergency session after russia called for a meeting on the crisis in ukraine. john terrett is live at the united nations. what happened. >> good afternoon from the united nations. the russians called for the meeting of the security council to get their ideas out there, into the international headlines on the television programs in tomorrow's newspapers, and that they have done. the russian ambassador talking
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about how the west needs to rethink its position vis-a-vis ukraine and the area disputed in eastern and southern ukraine, and talked about how ukraine itself is not abiding by the april geneva agreement regarding the whole situation. now, that seems to be the way the russians handled the whole thing at the united nations. you might say attack is the level form of defense, because they constantly go on the attack as they did today. in response we heard from the uk ambassador talking about the proportional unmeasured response by kiev and the hypocrisy coming from moscow, that he called breath taking. samantha power is the u.s. ambassador the united nations and responded to what the russian ambassador had to say, and talked about 26,000 square kilometres of land being fought over and how in the course of this 63 day conflict ukraine
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drove to resolve the issue and russia continues to go after a territory grab. here is more of what samantha power had to say. >> as its country has been carved up. foreign operatives moved into the homeland, troops assembled along the border and moscow threatened integrity and people, ukraine has shown remarkable, almost unimaginable restraint. >> and as well as all of that we heard from the french ambassador who had a good turn of phrase in the course of the meeting saying this whole thing in ukraine, over the past 63 days is like a bad spy novel, that moscow opened a pandora's box which will be impossible to close. >> despite the pr efforts that the russians are engaged in, is there fear among diplomats that
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this has rasped a new and perhaps dangerous stage? >> i think the feeling here, very much so. things have ticked up a notch, and we saw that from ban ki-moon who issued a statement before the security council meeting got under way, in which he said he was gravely concerned by the escalating violence. >> john terrett at the united nations. thank you. at the white house in washington president obama and german chancellor angela merkel tried to promote their unity on ukraine. it was angela merkel's visit to the united states since documents leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden revealed this the nas monitored angela merkel's cell phone. personal situations got pushed to the side because of the situation in ukraine. >> reporter: president obama and angela merkel speaking in unity about the russian incursion in
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ukraine. what happens next in terms of the ramifications, how much further sanctions may go is in question. both leaders pointed to may 25th elections in ukraine to choose a president as a pivotal moment. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> reporter: european leaders, angela merkel among them, have been concerned about how deep sanctions could go, because there's a lot of interdependency between european countries and russia. oil and gas is important. president obama said during the height of the cold war energy flowed from the ussr, today russia, west into roourp een
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count -- european count resist. it's not like the -- countries. it's not like the taps would be turned off. he pointed to the financial sector or lines of credit. >> european, ukranian and russian officials met in poland to solve a dispute over gas pritss and -- prices and energy debt. ukraine's energy bill is $3.4 bullion. if ukraine doesn't pay the debt russia may cut down delivers to ukraine, and that may effect europe. we have more from moscow. >> reporter: it's a dispute that has the whole of europe worried. ukraine relies on russia for half of its gas supplies. now gazprom wants ukraine to pay its debts. ukraine insisted it would not do so, demanding international arbitration. >> translation: there's nothing left but to start an arbitration procedure. if an agreement is not reached
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we'll meet gazprom. ukranian debt to gazprom may be changed because of abusive acts by gazprom in ukraine's natural gas market. >> moscow says if there's no prepayment, supplies may be affected. ukraine may not be able to store enough gas to ship to the european union, which reallies on the pipe-- relies on the pipe line for 15% of gap >> translation: the cost to ukraine is $3.5 billion, increasing in april by $1.3 billion. >> this expert says the sharp rise was a rehabilitation to previous -- reaction to previous refusals to pay. >> translation: last year ukraine had a low price.
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belarus paid less. then they were not willing to pay. it's nothing to do with politics. >> reporter: calls in the west for sanctions on energy countries like gazprom are unlikely to be heeded. europe's economy has too much to lose. meaning gazprom is in a strong position to insist that kiev meets its demands. a provincial police chief in afghanistan says 500 people are feared dead after a landslide buried a remote village. it happened in the nearby part of the country. we have the latest. >> reporter: the side of a mountain gone, and a whole village and its people buried. the deputy governor says rescue teams do not have the machines needed to dig out those that are still alive. help is coming. they don't have shovels.
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the u.n. head office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs says nato troops are in touch with the army. it said:. >> officials say the landslide is caused by heavy rain. flash floods left 180 people dead in the past few weeks. the scale here is different, and the mourning has begun. there are fears there may be another landslide. a classified u.s. senate report list jebudi a home to a c.i.a. black site. it outlines controversial counterterrorism operations including torture and secret
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abductions. they are deciding whether to take the case of a man who said he was tortured here. it could open the door to action against c.i.a. jason leopold is was. great to see you. is it possible that jebbuedy did not know what happened. >> it is possible. that's what the ambassador to jebudi told me yesterday. for the c.i.a.'s rendition programme to work, they needed cooperation from intelligence agencies and governments involved, which, as far as we know, at this point totals about 54 countries that have been involved in the programme. >> we don't know much about the c.i.a.s use of country in africa. is that why jebudi's case is
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significant. >> the case of the yemeni man, it would be the first case that would explore - if they take it - that would explore the role that african countries play in the c.i.a.'s rendition programme. >> tell us more about the al-asaad case. >> mohammed al-asaad was arrested in his home in tanzania in december 2003. he maintains that he was flown to jebudi and interrogated and tortured about his association with a charity. the charity was deemed to be, by the u.s. treasury department, to be material supporter of terrorism. he had actually rented space in an apartment building he had owned to this charity. he made his way through various
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c.i.a. black site prisons, spend a couple of weeks in jebudi and they let him go, returned him to yemen without bringing charges against him. >> any reaction to the c.i.a. to what is being done with the report. >> no action. the c.i.a. says what we under or told about the c.i.a.'s rendition detention interrogation programme is inaccurate. they claim that they said in the past, without commenting specifically on jebudi that the information is not accurate. and it's worth noting that jebbuedy's president is due to ask at the white house on monday. jebbuedy is a -- jebudi is a key terrorism partner and the ambassador to jebudi de noise that his -- denies that his country played a knowing role in
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the rendition programme. >> what are the legal implications if the case is taken? >> it would open the door to other former c.i.a. prisoners who believe they have been held in afghanistan can countries, such as jebudi to bring a case after the african human rights commission and possibly shed light on the global rendition programme. there's cases pending involving poland, lith wapia -- lithuania. it would shed light on how the rendition programme worked and mr al-asaad is looking for accountability and perhaps compensation for the role that jebudi allegedly play. >> investigative reporter jason
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leopold. great work on your behalf. >> thank you, appreciate that. the u.s. government announced u.s. employers added 205,000 jobs. it's a sign the u.s. economy is picking up momentum. the unemployment rate plunged to 6.3%, and that is the lowest level since 2008. part of it is due to a shrinking labour force. when that is combined with nerveness over ukraine you get market rehabilitation like today:. we are joined to break down the latest hiring and labour force numbers seen on the data. what did you make of it? >> the headline numbers were great and a reason to put a smile on your face. we'll have to dig deeper. on the surface the numbers look strong. 288,000 new jobs create last
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month, greater than expected. there are concerns. the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, the lowest level since 2008, due to the number of people who have a job or actively looking for one, basically falling out of the labour force. it sank to 62.8%, the same level as december when it hit a 35-year low. more than 800,000 americans left the workforce, driven by a sharp fall in the number of unemployed new entrants and people re-entering after an absence. labour department officials said harris told us that's a troubling sign. >> on average we expect 150,000 people to join the labour market each month. what we have seen here is a decline in the number of people intrg the labour market. that is because people are skeptical that if they get into the labour market, they'll find
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jobs. >> another area of concern is average hourly wages, unchanged at $24.31. >> this is the clearest indication that the american labour market is not tightening up sufficiency. if the labour market was tight and employers competing for workers wages would go up. >> now, many economists upseted the jobs market -- expected the jobs market to pick up after a brutal winter. a positive - employment creative was widespread, quality construction and manufacturing jobs paying solid middle class wages rebounded nicely. >> two conflicting reports, g.d.p. suggesting that the economy hit the brakes because of weather and this report that the economy is picking up steam. what do we believe? >> the g.d.p. report was cause for concern and an indicator was a fall off in exports.
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for that we look to china. their growth is flowing. it's not the engine it used to be. we are in a globalized world and economy. we are interconnected. we were talking about it. china and the u.s. is a globalized world. >> thank you for joining us. just ahead in the politics. jed bush is getting a push as he considers a 2016 presidential campaign, and the story of the british politician hit on the head with an egg - yes, that is egg yolk. his response, though, is a classic. that's next.
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new details are emerging about the boxed execution on tuesday in oklahoma. state prison chief said three drugs used to put clayton d. lockett to death did not enter the system because the vein they were injected to collapsed. the mishap was not noticed for 21 minutes. medical officials tried to find a vein in arms, leg and neck
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before inserting an iv into the groin. the execution was halted. president obama was asked about the case and he said that states should reconsider the death penalty for all kind of reasons. >> we have seen significant problems - racial bias, uneven application of the death penalty. situations in which there were individuals on death row who later on were discovered to have been innocent because of exculpatory evidence, and all these, i think raise significant questions about how the death penalty is being applied. >> in today's power politics this has been a remarkable 24 hours nor the jed bush 2016 presidential campaign. a growing list of influential public donors have been pledging
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support for the former governor, and in the "new york times", they reported donors that planned to back chris christie are telling the chris christie camp the loyalty will shift if jed bush enters the case. bushes mother believes the country has had enough bush, but his father wants hill to run. and george w. bush said he would like his brother jed to go for if as well. >> you know, i hope jed runs. i think he would be a great president. i have no clue what's on his mind, and we will talk when he's ready. >> staying in the lone star state, a high-profile republican is thinking about the 2016 presidential campaign.
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rick perry is considering another race. he got the political equivalent of a walk-off home run. toyota announced it is moving from california to dallas. perry lobbied hard for the move. it will boost the economy and add to perry's record on job creation. texas is number one on job creation in the nation. >> house speaker john boehner threw red meat to the republican party base, announcing that they'll have the vote on a committee to vet the 2011/"12 terror attack in benghazi. four americans were killed. there has been conflicting information. house minority leader nancy pelosi said whether it's ghazi, obamacare or using her in campaign ads.
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the republican are diverting. >> it's subterfuge. american people want to know who will create jobs and other matters in this country, it's a diversion. . the leader of great britain's independence party was about to campaign for local candidates when a protestor attacked him. the weapon of the choice was an egg. >> let's show you the pictures. these are the streets in nottingham. it was hardly an egg thrown, it was almost deposited there on nigel's head. he was quickly ushered into a car. >> the protestor was arrested. as for nigel - he went to a local pub, cleaned off the mess and then ordered a beer. well played. that is today's power politics.
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general motors is trying to shut down lawsuits over a recall linked to defective ignition switch switches. executives appeared in front of a court saying it is shielded due to the bankruptcy. they are facing a rise in relation to the defects. ignition switch problems are blamed for accidents that caused at least 13 deaths. >> astro jenicca rejected a bid from pfizer. the british company's board rejected the offer saying it substantially undervalued the company. the offer coming days after astrazeneca rejected another pfizer offer. coming up, mexico's government is trying to disband vigilantes, saying they are a
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threat. residents consider them heroes. we go behind the scenes in a ride-along. nigeria admits dozens more girls may have been kidnapped from a school an originally
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thought. mexico's government is trying to disarm vigilante groups that have been battling drug cartels. they want the vigilantes to re-organise and join government forces. we rode along with vigilantes and experienced first hand the power they wield. >> reporter: we are here to meet a wealthy farmer. he left his arch ards four months ago to coordinate vigilantes. i wanted to know why.
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>> many of the leaders are businessmen. they own lime or advocardo plantations. others are fieldworkers or returning migrants. some of them are professional mercenaries. we followed the group as they patrol the area. it was clear how much authority they have gained here. on the road they forced this state prison van to stop.
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>> reporter: they believe some state employees have been trying to get the cartel members out of the town. >> the policemen put up no resistance. >> they were clear to drive on of the the power dynamic was obvious. these sorts of scenes are going on all over the area. government authorities, for years, protected and aided cartel members. the templars have made huge
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profit through drug trafficking and extortion and used part of the money to pay for security forces. we are joined from washington. it was interesting to see you ride along with the group as they pulled over and interrogated government officials. what does that say to you about the power the vigilantes have in mexico. >> when you land you see groups of armed civilians patrolling towns, taking other towns, and are doing it side by side with the police, and we even questioned the police about what the vigilantes were doing. they said they were controlling the vigilantes. it's not the scene on the ground. what you saw is not just police officers handing in the ids to vigilantes, but them boning afraid of them. the situation is sensitive. the government is trying to legalize this group. they are trying to disarm them by may 9th. it's a difficult situation for
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the government, because opposing the vigilantes would be, for many people on the ground, would be like siding with a cartel. but on the other hand, if they support them, it would be like legalizing lawlessness. >> the government suggested vigilante groups contributed to a lack of stability. did you see instability as a result of vigilantes while you were down there. >> definitely. there was tension on the ground. most of the people we spoke to supports the vigilantes, the state was to blame, the country and the federal government were to blame for what happened, that's the knights templar killing and kidnapping people and asking for money from business me and four people on the ground. what we have seen is a situation of tension, especially, for example, between the vigilantes and indigenous communities. we witnesses a road block accusing the vigilantes of
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torturing them. there's a lot of situations unfolding and that is a challenge for the mexican government. >> you went along with western government forces tried to take control of knights templar territory. do you think the government would have taken that action had it not been for the pressure from the vigilante groups. >> most people will say that no. this situation unfolded for over 10 years. the situation, the power that the vigilantes had, not only on the ground, but the corruption that existed, that continues to exist, of course. the links between the knights templar and the government existed, and there has been proof of it. many say the vigilantes had risen up, and if people had taken up arms, the federal state would not have done anything to stop the situation. >> as far as corruption, any
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signs of corruption spilling into the vigilante groups? >> there has been some accusations about the groups being infiltrated by other carr it wills and the templars -- cartels and the templars themselves. former templars were part of the vigilantes. that's an interesting point. when you ride with them, when you are with the vigilante groups, there's all sorts of people - businessmen defending their own interests. children - we have witnessed how 15-year-olds have taken up arms to avenge family members, and you see people with a lot of criminal history. many have been in prison for drug-related crimes, it's difficult to know who is who and in the coming months, i am sure, more information comes out about who is leading the whole scene. >> you mentioned may the 9th as a deadline that the government set for vig lanty groups.
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assuming that they don't. what is the government prepared to do? >> it's not clear. in the past when they tried to disarm them by force, a firefight broke out and the vigilantes have been telling us, insisting they are not going to lay down wemons. the government is telling the vigilantes that they have to legal and is disarm -- and disarm by may 9th. teresa from "faultlines" and terrific work you have done. thank you for sharing with us. >> catch "faultlines" on al jazeera america. ven secretary of state john kerry is in south sudan and appears to have success to bring the president and the top rebel leader closer to meeting. without a solution the country could face a genocide.
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similar warnings have been issued by the united nations. our correspondent has more from juba. >> reporter: the conflict began in mid december, a power struggle spilling into conflict when the president and the former vice president split. what started as a political conflict spread across the country and has taken on an ethnic way. people have been killed along those lines and there has been reprisal attacks. the situation has escalated and that's brought secretary of state john kerry to juba. he had frank discussions with the president, and he agreed to discuss the idea of a transitional government. the president will travel to youth ethiopia and is willing to meet dr riek machar, to discuss the government.
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we didn't know if dr riek machar would agree to the meeting. john kerry is hoping to talk to him later. there's a united nations peace-keeping force that's been in the country. they are looking at increasing it by several thousands soldiers. john kerry said there needs to be a u.n. security council mandate before the forces can come into the country and hopes the process can happen quickly, in the next few weeks and the forces can be on the ground to prevent a modern day catastrophe. >> in yemen the defence ministry says the army killed five al qaeda fighters and injured dozens more. it's the fourth day of the fingerprintsive against al qaeda. yemeni forces set out to reclaim control of southern yemen. an area the size of new jersey. two weeks ago a u.s. drone strike killed a dozen al qaeda
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fighters. in nige your security con -- nigeria security concerns are mounting days before app economic conference. 19 were killed in a bombing outside the capital. a similar attack killed 75 at a bus stags, adding to -- station, adding to the pressure on the government following the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls. today police announced more girls were taken than originally reported. >> reporter: there has been misinformation and confusion about the whereabouts of the abducted girls. initially the military said 129 girls are abducted. they were contradicted by families and members of staff saying the figure was higher, 230. the police say no, in fact, more than 300 girls were taken away and 276 are missing. the reason for the confusion at
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least on the police's part is because there were students attending the school who were only there for exams. they are not normally there, hence the increase if the numbers. also, there are different agencies trying to resolve the incident. you have the police, the military, families, personalities and school staff. all -- parent, and school staff. all are coming up with different figures as to how many girls were abducted and rescued. the whereabouts is not known. one civil rights organization said they've been taken across the border to cameroon and chad, some forced into married, sold. there's no independent verification of the theories. 11 muslim settlers were killed - believed to be part of the feud between settlers and tribes. nine of the dead are women and
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children. coming elections stoked tensions in the area, with the leading candidate suggesting that settlers be moved to bangladesh. a court in northern ireland extended the detention of gerry adarches who used to -- adams, would used to be the leader of the the ira. the detectives want two days. we are gipped -- joined on the phone. what is the latest? . >> reporter: the police have more time to question gerry adams. he was, as you were saying, prominent during the troubles in northern ireland and promoted the sinn fein cause.
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he has become a stateman, delivered the peace as far as a republican side was concerned, to bring face to the streets of northern ireland, but now the coasts of the past have come back to haunt him. he finds himself in prison, in antrim, in an interrogation unit here, half an hour's drive from belfast, questioned by police about the murder, one of the most notorious murders of the troubles of jean mcconville, a mother of 10. she was wrongly accused, wrongly thought to be an informer, and she was ak doubted and -- abducted in murdered. that is what gerry adams is being questioned about. he has denied membership of the ira and denis involved in that event. >> what led police to reopen the case and arrest gerry adams? >> well, that is the interesting
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point. this emerged after boston college in the united states embarked on an oral history project of the troubles here in northern ireland. they interviewed many republican former paramilitaries, former unionists, loyalist paramilitaries as well on the other side of the fight, as it were. and they conducted these interviews on the basis that they would not be made public until the deaths of those concerned. what happened is people started to die with the passage of time. police realised there's a lot of evidence to be explored. they have pursued this through the u.s. courts and got the tapes released. that prompted all this, and, of course, the concern amongst many here is what else is possibly waiting to come out. >> such an interesting case.
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tim friend reporting from antrim. tank you for the update. >> mohamed fadel fahmy will receive the 16th annual world press freedom award. the united nations will honour him during world press freedom day. the trial in egypt against mohamed fadel fahmy and two other eassumes tomorrow. the yaightss says egypt's -- united nations says egypt actions are un-democratic. >> i think egypt is cell muching journalists, app attack on press freedom is an attack on press freedom everywhere. tuesday this week secretary of state john kerry raised the issue of the detention of al jazeera journalist with foreign foreign ministers farmee when he was here. the state department and the rest of the administration will push for freedom of these journalists, and journalists etch, as al jazeera adopted the
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slogan - jourmism is not a crime. peter greste, baher mohamed, mohamed fadel fahmy, will appear in court tomorrow. they have been falsely accused of providing a platform for mood rrk, nout declared is a -- muslim brotherhood, now declared a terrorism organization. all three wrote to supporters thanking them. we have stories around america. minnesota police say a 17-year-old allegedly planned to murder his parents and sister and use rice cooker bombs and guns to shoot as many students as possible at his school. police caught on to the plan after a pair of explosive devices were found on a student playground. a 911 caller spotted a male with a backback opening a storage unit, finding a notebook outlining the plan at his whom. he was charged as a juvenile for attempted murder and possession
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of explosives. in connecticut, a 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a classmate before their junior prom made his first prrns. he didn't speak. he is accused of stabbing marin to death. he exhibits signs of psychosis and is on suicide watch. he's being tried as an adult. a new york subway train derailed. 19 were injured. the train travelled through a tunnel when it went off a track. video shows fire officials evacuating people. four riders taken to a hospital with potentially serious injuries. in indiana health officials detect the first u.s. case of the deadly virus mers. middle east respiratory virus. it's found mostly in the middle east. scientists don't demo how
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it's -- know how it's transmitted. >> in baltimore officials are clearing the debris in a street collapse. the street was battered by rain and buckled. officials say residents on the block may not be able to return for up to 40 days. nobody was injured. there's a school nearby that was closed. no students were walking on the street. >> it's amazing. so many gathered to see this going on, incredible. thank you for the update. cases of sexual assault are on the rise in the military. we talk to a former navy officer among the first to bring attention to the
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>> u.s. secretary of defence chuck hagel says a jump in sexual assault is a result of more victims coming forward and a rise in prosecutions against attackers. attacks are high. randall pinkston joins us. >> some critics say one of the serious problems in the military is internal. we talk to a former navy officer, one of the first to call widespread attention to the problem. >> i was groped, grabbed, fought for my life. they were trying remove my life. >> that was 22 years ago. paula was a navy lieutenant taping a convention of aviators, and reported the incident to her commanding officer. >> he told me and i quote "that's what you get when you go down a hallway full of druping aviators -- drunk aviators", i
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didn't believe. >> she fought back, going public with sexual abuse accusations at great cost. >> i essentially lost my career. >> victims advocates filed a lawsuit claiming thousands suffered similar consequences. >> in a milliseconds left if he goes left i can go right. >> they were planning a hazing. it turned into more than that. >> the suit claims these assaults result in devastating long-term psych logical injuries, most notably post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual violence correlating with ptsd more highly that any other trauma. many cannot get benefits for ptsd. a top military officer agrees there's a problem, but a report indicates it's getting better.
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>> last year we had a 50% increase in sexual assault reports, unprecedented. >> it reviewed a debate over the code of military justice. senator clair mccaskill, a former sex primes prosecutor hailed the report saying: . >> senator kirst tep jigillibra who pride to change the law disagrees saying:. >> paula agrees with gillibrand. >> if a channing officer has -- commanding officer has a concept that emphasise somehow the victim's fault, crossed unless or communication problem, and he or she believes that the victim is somehow accountable for the
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assault, we have an unhealthy culture. advocacy, majority of sexual results say that they don't reportment crime. >> the key interpretation is that some believe there should be authority tape away from commander so women feel they can report it. that hasn't passed the senate. has the pentagon, put their open pressure on military commanders to be more vim lapt and sensitive to the complaints. >> that was the message from secretary of defense chuck hagel, and presumabliably during his term of office, and they have changed procedures. hopefully there'll be more reporting. here is the key. of some 5,000 reported cases, there were fewer than 400 convictions. >> great reporting. thanks for joining us. today marks three years since u.s. special forces killed osama bin laden, navy forces
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raided his compound in pakistan, ending a hunt for the man who ark strated the 9/11 attacks. hits body -- his body was sent for verition and his body buried at sea. since then it's been's al qaeda is more dangerous. the most active in yemen. police in maryland having a prostitution sting. it is causing a lot of controversy
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a police department live tweeting a prostitution sting. that is set to happen in maryland. people are already using the hash tag to express rehabilitations to the announcement. wr back with that story. >> reporter: the pgpd announced
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the live tweet saying: . >> then they show an image of a woman arrested. this tweet, over the last 24 hours generated so many reactions that the police department deleted the picture and september out another message to clarify that the siting would target the johns, not the profit stuts. a lot of reactions saying: . >> some people think it's a great idea:. >> this is not the only police department using twitter to
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illustrate arrest. in missouri, they have been hosting ride alongs. they stopped someone and realised a person had a suspended licence, they brought him in to be booked. they stopped someone for speeding she had a suspended licence. as you can see this picture of the back of her going into the police department and the university of nebraska police having tweet-a-longs arresting someone for being intoxicated. if you want more information follow me on twitter. >> thank you. one of the world's greatest pieces of art is showing its age italian scientists say they have found tiny fractures in the angles of michelangelo david. it is in danger of collapsing because of the weak angles.
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the fractures are blamed on the people moving around the statue as they flock to see it. i'm david shuster. "inside story" is up next, and nor live news hour will be at 6:00 pm eastern time. in ukraine things sped past the stage where two groups of heavily armed men glare at each other of the now they are killing each other and eastern ukraine is looking more ungovernable. it's "inside story." [ ♪ music ]